Ukraine: Rakhiv

Rakhiv is probably the most picturesque town in Ukraine, located in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Tysa river runs through town, creating a deep valley with spectacular gorges, small hanging wooden bridges, hilltop wooden houses, and panoramic mountain views in all directions. The entire drive to and from Rakhiv are stunning! The town itself is nice as well, with a couple churches, a couple Soviet-era monuments, and a couple good places to try excellent Carpathian cuisine.